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“Peter Jackson's domestic zombie massacre proceeds akin to a John Romero scenario by frantic mode of early Sam Raimi, though it evidences more gore and vigor than anything either
#5 of 25 from Hitlist: 2011 by
“Before there was LORD OF THE RINGS there was DEAD ALIVE! Every film fan who thinks Peter Jackson is all about fairies, elves, and hobbits should check out his early work like BAD
#9 of 13 from Short List of Aussie and Kiwi Flix by
“Peter Jackson isn't all hobbits and fairies and elves--oh my!”
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#15 of 33 from My Favorite Horror Movie Comedies--Part Two by
“Words fail me whenever I try to describe this film, so if you haven't seen it, be warned --it's earned its reputation for being bloody and gross and absolutely hilarious.”
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#13 of 22 from My Favorite Zombie Films by
Dead Alive (Unrated) (Sp) (1993)
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The grossest movieevermade, this quintessential splatter film details the tender story of a henpecked boy, his overbearing mum, and a nasty little Sumerian rat-monkey that turns people into voracious zombies. In lesser hands, thisne plus ultraviscera-fest would be so disturbing as to be nigh-unwatchable, but the incredible energy and imagination of director Peter Jackson makes it a first-class guilty pleasure, with plentiful helpings of gallows humor (the scripture-quoting, kung-fu-dispensing priest is a highlight) and a taboo subtext that Sigmund Freud would have loved. Essential viewing for gorehounds and anyone else with a high tolerance for flying entrails. The director would later tone down the gore (but not the manic enthusiasm) for the sublimeHeavenly CreaturesandThe Frighteners.--Andrew Wright
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Director: Peter Jackson
Runtime: 104 minutes
Studio: Vidmark / Trimark
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